They won big by losing big on the TV reality show "The Biggest Loser." But here's the question for anyone who has lost weight: Can you keep it off? Yes, say these weight loss winners. Learn how the successful contestants featured here have kept off the weight, according to the Sacramento Bee. News you can use to emulate their success: They all have made fitness part of their lifestyles, from yoga to spin classes. In addition, they track their fitness and calorie burn regularly using a lifestyle tracking armband from BodyMedia:
- Danni Allen: She's become a fitness fanatic, taking yoga classes daily, getting into indoor cycling and enjoying dance aerobics. She also uses a BodyMedia armband system, which "lets me know how much I can consume or if I need to lighten the load" to keep from gaining weight. Worth noting: Danni's trainer Jillian Michaels has created a yoga DVD that Danni can use when she travels: "Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown," designed to help you lose up to five pounds a week - click for details.
- Jeff Nichols: His intense routine includes exercising for 90 minutes five days weekly. He's another BodyMedia fan. Like Danni, he feels that it helps him track his fitness efforts and balance his calorie intake - you can learn more about the BodyMedia system by clicking here.
- Jackson Carter: A daily exerciser, Jackson even teaches a weekly spin class. Worth noting: Can't afford to take spin classes at a gym or health club? Check out yard sales and used sporting stores for an indoor exercise bike and invest in a spinning fitness DVD, such as Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning Spin and Slim DVD (click for details).
- Gina McDonald: Her daily two-hour routine combines cardio, body weight and weight lifting. In addition, she's another contestant who became dependent on her BodyMedia armband to help her track her calorie burn.
"It's so great to see the positive, lasting impact 'The Biggest Loser' is having on contestants' lives. They're not only continuing to exercise, watch their food intake, and use their body monitors to stay on track, but they're also more engaged in life socially, with charities, living fuller more balanced lives in general," reflected "The Biggest Loser" celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels, whose popular fitness DVDs include "Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred," which is designed to help you lose 20 pounds in 30 days (click for details). "Their accomplishments at the ranch have taught them to believe in themselves and given them a poise and self-confidence they never had before. Seeing that transformation is as great a reward as watching the scale drop every week."